Sprint Plans First WiMAX Handset in First Half

Sprint-Nextel Corp. will release a WiMAX-capable handset – the first in the wild in the United States – in the first half of the year. The WiMAX handset has been rumored since before CES in January, reportedly to be a touchscreen Google Android device, possibly dubbed the “Supersonic,” designed by HTC. Very few details are […]

T-Mobile, Meru Team on Enterprise Dual-Mode Service

Enterprise FMC — the ability craved by road warriors everywhere to roam seamlessly between Wi-Fi and cellular networks — just got a push. T-Mobile USA Inc. and enterprise wireless LAN vendor Meru Networks will jointly offer just such a service. The two companies have completed interoperability testing of UMA-equipped T-Mobile devices with Meru enterprise WLANs […]

Dual-Mode Router Said to Work in 40+ Countries

There’s good news for companies using wireless broadband through different mobile operators worldwide. Top Global USA Inc. on Tuesday introduced its dual mode router that accommodates the EVDO Rev.A and HSUPA protocols. The company sells to vertical markets through channel partners. Carriers including Verizon Communications Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and Alltel use EVDO Rev.A to […]

XO Unveils FMC Trial for Small Businesses in Seattle

SMBs as small as 10-person offices just got a big-enterprise tool. XO Communications and Sotto Wireless on Wednesday announced a fixed-mobile convergence trial in Seattle. The package consists of Internet access, PBX functionality, Wi-Fi, cellular voice and e-mail, and a Nokia E61i dual-mode handset, all wrapped up with hosted Microsoft Exchange and a portal to […]

Avaya, Nokia Application Offers Phone Flexibility

Avaya and Nokia on Wednesday described the next phase of their strategic collaboration with a platform that provides users of Nokia Eseries business devices with one number access and advanced enterprise telephony capabilities as they travel across private Wi-Fi and public mobile networks. The Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode Edition combines IP-based applications with Nokia […]

Siemens Introduces HiPath MobileConnect

Siemens Communications Inc. has introduced its answer to fixed mobile convergence. The new HiPath MobileConnect platform automatically decides which calls should roam on voice over WLAN or cellular networks, making the most of a companys IP PBX investment and reducing cellular costs. Telecom managers believe approximately 28 percent of their employees are using mobile phones […]

Taking VoIP for a Walk

A NEW BREED OF VOIP is looking for a home with mobile users. The application offers wireless savings and new functionalities, like presence management, making for an interesting opportunity for wireless dealers and VARs. While off-portal application providers dominate the discussion for now and the reach of dualmode phones is embryonic, the stage is set […]

Siemens, Outsmart Sign Reseller Agreement

Network convergence and IMS solutions provider Outsmart Ltd. has signed a global reseller agreement with telecom equipment provider Siemens AG. Outsmart runs a partner program for ISVs, integrators and other solutions providers. Siemens also has an indirect distribution channel. The agreement calls for Siemens to incorporate Outsmarts Mobility Management Application Server (MM-AS) into its IMS/FMC […]

Net2Phone Offers Mobile VoIP Through BridgePort

VoIP provider Net2Phone said on Tuesday it has chosen BridgePort Networks MobileVoIP convergence product, which means Net2Phones partners now will be able to offer landline-mobile services to their end users. The service uses dual-mode (cellular/Wi-Fi) phones that work in either network environment. BridgePort Networks NomadicONE product family allows mobile, fixed and broadband cable providers and […]

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